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Saint-Pierre-de-Varennes tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Autun at 19 km from Saint-Pierre-de-Varennes

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Saint-Pierre-de-Varennes is situated in the Saone-et-Loire department and Burgundy-Franche-Comté region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Autun at 19 km and Chalon-sur-Saone at 28 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Saint-Pierre-de-Varennes, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Saint-Pierre-de-Varennes in Burgundy-Franche-Comté.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

Autun

Autun

at 19 km (direction west-north-west)

After exploring Autun with its old town, cathedral and roman ruins...

See Autun guide
Chalon-sur-Saone

Chalon-sur-Saone

at 28 km (direction east)

The pedestrianised town centre and cathedral will form the centre of...

See Chalon-sur-Saone guide
Beaune

Beaune

at 33 km (direction east-north-east), in the Cote d'Or department

Beaune is the centre of the famous wine region of the same...

See Beaune guide
Cormatin

Cormatin

at 36 km (direction south-south-east)

The beautifully decorated and furnished Cormatin Chateau, from the 17th...

See Cormatin guide
 
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Brancion

Brancion

at 42 km (direction south-east)

Quiet now, in the 15th century Brancion was an important regional centre...

See Brancion guide
Chateauneuf-en-Auxois

Chateauneuf-en-Auxois

Most Beautiful Village at 43 km (direction north-north-east), in the Cote d'Or department

The village of Chateauneuf-sur-Auxois, one of the 'most beautiful villages in...

See Chateauneuf-en-Auxois guide
Tournus

Tournus

at 44 km (direction south-east)

The Abbey of Saint-Philibert is the highlight in Tournus, but you...

See Tournus guide
Tournus abbey

Tournus abbey

Abbey at 44 km (direction south-east)

The abbey at Tournus is a 12th century abbey in roman...

See Tournus abbey guide
Cluny

Cluny

at 47 km (direction south-south-east)

As well as one of the most visited abbeys...

See Cluny guide
Nuits-Saint-Georges

Nuits-Saint-Georges

at 48 km (direction north-east), in the Cote d'Or department

A quiet town, Nuits-Saint-Georges wil be part of your tour of...

See Nuits-Saint-Georges guide
Paray-le-Monial

Paray-le-Monial

at 52 km (direction south-west)

The 12th century abbey and other buildings and the pretty...

See Paray-le-Monial guide
Paray-le-Monial basilica

Paray-le-Monial basilica

Church at 52 km (direction south-west)

Paray-le-Monial basilica is an impressive 12th century church in...

See Paray-le-Monial basilica guide
Saulieu

Saulieu

at 53 km (direction north-north-west), in the Cote d'Or department

Saulieu is quite a small town, visited because of...

See Saulieu guide
Morvan Regional Park

Morvan Regional Park

Natural Parc at 53 km (direction north-north-west), in the Nievre department

Morvan Regional Natural Park is a quiet region of unspoiled countryside with...

See Morvan Regional Park guide

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Map of places to visit near Saint-Pierre-de-Varennes

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Markets in and near Saint-Pierre-de-Varennes

  • Le Creusot: market Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday (8km)
  • Montchanin: market Wednesday (11km)
  • Epinac: market Wednesday & Sunday (16km)
  • Givry: market Thursday (20km)
  • Autun: market Wednesday & Friday (20km)
  • Chagny: market Thursday & Sunday (21km)
  • Montceau-les-Mines: market Tuesday & Saturday (23km)
  • Chalon-sur-Saone: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Friday (27km)
  • Bligny-sur-Ouche: market Wednesday (32km)
  • Beaune: market Wednesday & Saturday (33km)

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Tourist attractions near Saint-Pierre-de-Varennes, France

What to do at Saint-Pierre-de-Varennes? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Saint-Pierre-de-Varennes.

Grand sites of France

  • Bibracte-Mont Beuvray (36km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale Saint Lazare (Autun) (19km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Mont-Saint-Vincent) (23km)
  • Hospices de Beaune (Beaune) (33km)
  • Prieuré church de Saint Pierre et Saint Benoit (Perrecy-les-Forges) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Chapaize) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre de Brancion (Martailly-les-Brancion) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint Denis (Massy) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nizier (Baron) (43km)
  • Abbatiale eglise de Saint Philibert (Tournus) (44km)
  • Basilique du Sacré-Cœur (Paray-le-Monial) (52km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc et jardins du château de Sully (18km)
  • Jardin du château de Digoine (39km)
  • Abbaye de la Bussière (45km)
  • Jardin de la Chaux (47km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Cirque du Bout du Monde (19km)
  • Bibracte (36km)
  • Confluence - la Seille (49km)
  • Seille (Saône) (49km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

 
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Geography and distances

Saint-Pierre-de-Varennes is in the eastern-center of France at 65 kilometres from Macon, the department capital (general information: Saint-Pierre-de-Varennes is 275 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Pierre-de-Varennes

Canton: Couches

Arrondissement: Autun

Department: Saone-et-Loire

Region: Burgundy

New region: Burgundy-Franche-Comté

Postcode: 71670

Distance to Saint-Pierre-de-Varennes

from Macon (prefecture): 65 km

from Paris: 275 km

from Calais: 496 km

from Nice: 411 km

from Bordeaux: 452 km

from Strasbourg: 311 km

Getting here

Most visitors fly into one of the Paris airports and hire a car or drive from a channel ferry port - allow about 6 - 7 hours. For driving distances to Saint-Pierre-de-Varennes from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Couches, Essertenne, Le Breuil, Le Creusot, Perreuil, Saint-Firmin and Saint-Sernin-du-Bois.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Pierre-de-Varennes

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